I am quite a sentimental person and have kept various things from throughout my life in a big box which I have called "my memory box". So I thought it would be a great idea to share them with everyone. This is the first instalment from the first five years of my life.
I was born on the 18th April, 1979. I had big bright blue eyes. Number one in the charts when I was born was "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel and it has now become one of my favourite songs. My mum was 21 and my dad was 24 when I was born. From what I was told I was a fairly good baby that didn't cry too much.
In my memory box of course I have photographs. Here is one of my mum holding me when I was 3 weeks old.
My mum and dad kept The Sun, Daily Express and Bath Evening Chronicle from the day I was born. In fact in one of the papers is the half filled out crossword my dad was doing whilst waiting for me to arrive. It's great looking through the papers especially at the adverts and the cost of things. You could buy a really nice home in Bath in Poets Corner for £27,000 back in 1979. Now houses in the same area cost £350,000 or more.
My parents also kept the newspaper from the 19th April with the announcement of my birth. Shame the papers couldn't spell Patricia correctly but still it's lovely to have.
Around the time there was a lot of talk about the general election coming up a couple of weeks after my birth so the papers were full of Margaret Thatcher. Whilst I know a lot of people didn't like her I decided about 10 years or so ago when I was collecting autographs to send off a page from one of my newspapers from the day I born with a picture of her on and ask her to sign it. I did worry about it a little as I didn't want to lose a page from the paper but I risked it and two months later she sent it back to me signed.
My parents also kept all the cards they received from my family and their friends. Some of the people I don't know but it's still cool to read through them. And also they kept one of my first dresses and a cardigan from when I did ballet aged 4 or 5 (I don't think I did it for very long though).
|Me aged 3|
|My first dress|
The fact my parents kept all these items shows just how happy they were to have me. I love them so much and I love the fact that I still have all this as part of my memory box.
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